Welcome to Hearth & Gnome! I am Kimberly Parsons, a musician, educator, and homeschooling mother of two.
I hold two degrees, a B.A. in Music and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I am certified to teach All-Level Music and Core Subjects, Early Childhood through Grade 6, by the Texas State Board of Education. I have taught in public, private, small group and home settings. I have taught preschool through adult learners.
Prior to the world-wide coronavirus pandemic, I was a working musician - singing and accompanying for area churches and schools and teaching private lessons in voice and piano. I am fortunate to still be able to help support my family doing at least part of what I love - helping people all over the world through Hearth & Gnome.
My first curriculum, Music Unfolds, was co-authored with Melisa Nielsen and originally published by Waldorf Essentials. With Melisa's encouragement, I started Hearth & Gnome to share not only Music Unfolds with families interested in the Waldorf pedagogy, but to share additional work that is not purely Waldorf, but Waldorf-inspired. I love blending the most beautiful elements of Waldorf with mainstream education and sharing them in my own teaching practice, but here as well.